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Re: Single Ended 6L6 amplifier
« Reply #30 on: February 14, 2018, 07:50:18 PM »
Karel, the more people order your stuff the more they will understand.

Agreed.
And this one sounds really, really good.
Currently hooked up to ProAc Tablette 50's,
which is probably not an ideal match.
Next up I'll be trying a vintage pair of single-driver, 7W-rated (15Max) Sansui SP10's.
(http://audio-database.com/SANSUI/speaker/sp-10-e.html)
Also toying with the idea of something like this:
(https://omegaloudspeakers.com/collections/monitor-speakers/products/super-3i?variant=32116925196) OR
(https://omegaloudspeakers.com/collections/monitor-speakers/products/compact-alnico-monitor?variant=32172350732)

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Re: Single Ended 6L6 amplifier
« Reply #31 on: February 14, 2018, 08:35:03 PM »
Agreed.
And this one sounds really, really good.
Currently hooked up to ProAc Tablette 50's,
which is probably not an ideal match.
Next up I'll be trying a vintage pair of single-driver, 7W-rated (15Max) Sansui SP10's.
(http://audio-database.com/SANSUI/speaker/sp-10-e.html)
Also toying with the idea of something like this:
(https://omegaloudspeakers.com/collections/monitor-speakers/products/super-3i?variant=32116925196) OR
(https://omegaloudspeakers.com/collections/monitor-speakers/products/compact-alnico-monitor?variant=32172350732)

I want these :

The Audio Nirvana 'Super 10 ALNICO' ($799/pr) has a test bench frequency response from 35 hz to almost 20,000 hz (varies by temperature). You can expect at least 96 db efficiency in any of our cabinets. It handles 30 watts continuous RMS (normal listening level will be about 1/10 watt). Impedance is 8 ohms. Voicecoil is 1.4 inches (35.5mm). Magnet weight is 2.4 lbs. Total weight is 13 lbs. The cone is made of paper. The surround is accordion style and made of treated cloth. The phase plug is copper anodized, machined solid aluminum. The frame is cast aluminum. The Alnico magnet is made of aluminum, nickel, and cobalt and is stronger than normal ferrite/ceramic magnets. Our alnico magnet models are the smoothest Audio Nirvana models and make the most bass.




The specs on those Super 3i Monitor Speakers look fantastic !

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Re: Single Ended 6L6 amplifier
« Reply #32 on: February 14, 2018, 11:54:08 PM »
Good choices I think .. just based on reading what people say ... ...

Doep was selling a very highly regarded PHY I think .. or was it Audio Nirvana

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Re: Single Ended 6L6 amplifier
« Reply #33 on: February 14, 2018, 11:55:04 PM »
Agreed.
And this one sounds really, really good.
Currently hooked up to ProAc Tablette 50's,
which is probably not an ideal match.
Next up I'll be trying a vintage pair of single-driver, 7W-rated (15Max) Sansui SP10's.
(http://audio-database.com/SANSUI/speaker/sp-10-e.html)
Also toying with the idea of something like this:
(https://omegaloudspeakers.com/collections/monitor-speakers/products/super-3i?variant=32116925196) OR
(https://omegaloudspeakers.com/collections/monitor-speakers/products/compact-alnico-monitor?variant=32172350732)
Grt .. glad you are enjoying it
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Re: Single Ended 6L6 amplifier
« Reply #34 on: February 23, 2018, 07:03:06 PM »
Next up I'll be trying a vintage pair of single-driver, 7W-rated (15Max) Sansui SP10's.
(http://audio-database.com/SANSUI/speaker/sp-10-e.html)

Wow.
Really good synergy.
Incredible soundstage.
Karel's design makes these R700 speakers sound like a million bucks.  ;D


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Re: Single Ended 6L6 amplifier
« Reply #35 on: February 24, 2018, 12:14:46 AM »
I have a pair of vintage Pioneers ( no model number ) that also sound great with valve or even very powerful Class D amplification , these vintage Jap speakers should not be underestimated .

Considering your pondering of the Omega speakers , I thought I should make you aware of this demo sale : https://www.avforums.co.za/index.php/topic,69905.0.html

Those Unison Research Max-1's look interesting . As do the Odeon Toscas .
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Re: Single Ended 6L6 amplifier
« Reply #36 on: February 24, 2018, 06:55:12 PM »
^ Thanks A.
   Will have a look.
   Though I must say, there's something special about these Sansui's.
   Is it the full range drivers (F-10?/F-101?). Possibly made by Coral?
   The crossover-less design?
   The (supposedly) Alnico magnets?
   The high efficiency?   
   Oh dear.
   Yet another rabbit hole.
   Down I go.

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Re: Single Ended 6L6 amplifier
« Reply #37 on: February 24, 2018, 08:13:29 PM »
Pleasure Nidri !

Yeah - those vintage Jap speakers rock .

I repaired a pair of 7" Alnico fullrangers given to me by Mr Kassler . The paper cones had holes and tears in multiple places , and the clothe surrounds were badly damaged  ( probably thrown in a box with loads of other stuff thrown on top ) . I paper-mache'd the torn and stabbed bits of the cone , and Riaan ( Resonant Frequency speaker repairs ) , took clothe surrounds off of some other broken drivers to fix the surrounds .

In then built sealed cubes ( about 400x400x400mm ) to hear what they sound like in a box ( not taking it very seriously and just using found bits of ply lying around ) . I was absolutely blown away by the refinement of the sound . The drivers were green with what looked like the Mitsubishi logo stamped on discretely . Anyway , I didn't take them to seriously at the time ; used them as workshop speakers for a coupla months and them sold them to a fellow workshop inhabitant for a thousand bucks . In retrospect , they could have been amazing in a back loaded horn design .

These aren't the drivers I had , some rare Diatones :
http://audiokarma.org/forums/index.php?threads/anyone-have-any-experience-with-these-diatone.118847/
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Re: Single Ended 6L6 amplifier
« Reply #38 on: February 24, 2018, 08:39:11 PM »
Welcome to my kinda rabbit hole .. ...
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Re: Single Ended 6L6 amplifier
« Reply #39 on: February 24, 2018, 08:43:44 PM »
Welcome to my kinda rabbit hole .. ...

... and some good tunes to test those SE amps : https://youtu.be/WANNqr-vcx0
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Re: Single Ended 6L6 amplifier
« Reply #40 on: February 24, 2018, 08:51:45 PM »
Thanks F...

Will try it ..
I do also like the B.B. king Peter white and Santana guitars etc ..
on the SET ..
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Offline fredeb

Re: Single Ended 6L6 amplifier
« Reply #41 on: February 24, 2018, 09:12:19 PM »
I don't know Peter White , giving " Caravan of Dreams " a go now - sounds good .

All I need now is a Mars SE KT88 .  :)
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Re: Single Ended 6L6 amplifier
« Reply #42 on: February 24, 2018, 09:55:08 PM »
Forget the modern powered tubes man.. ask Mars to go 845
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Re: Single Ended 6L6 amplifier
« Reply #43 on: February 24, 2018, 09:55:42 PM »
I have “the collection” Cd ... nice
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